Fighting tuberculosis and the stigma attached to it

Doctors and health staff Can Land in jail 2 years for not reporting TB cases

India bears the world's highest burden of TB, with approximately a quarter of all TB cases in the world. On one hand, we have saved 53 million lives since 2000.

Day, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have urged stakeholders to join hands to eliminate this disease from India by 2025.

"They need to go to find out from private sector, how many TB tests have you done, how many diagnosis have you gotten, how can we contact them?"

Though, in the case of this disease, a person needs to fight the disease properly by taking the all medication timely. But because the disease is usually associated with lungs, the other forms of TB are often diagnosed at a later stage leading to delayed or wrong treatment.

In Yupia, a programme was organized by the District Health Society (RNTCP) in collaboration with the State Health Society (RNTCP), the Papum Pare district administration, and the RGU's social work department. The results will be all set to come out as per the doctor's opinion. It also highlights that TB can not be transmitted through physical contact such as handshaking, sharing food, touching bed linens or toilet seats or sharing toothbrush.

While anyone can contract TB, the disease thrives among people living in poverty, communities and groups that are marginalized, and other vulnerable populations. World Health Organization estimates that there were 600 000 new cases with resistance to rifampicin - the most effective first-line drug, of which 490 000 had MDR-TB. Through the USAID Defeat TB and USAID Challenge TB projects, that together have a budget of $17.5 million, the U.S. Government supports the National TB Program in its efforts to control TB epidemic in the Kyrgyz Republic.

On this 16 March, a notification by Union health ministry announced that doctors, health workers, and pharmacists can be jailed for up to two years if wrong reports will be announced regarding the TB cases. "As almost half the patients seek treatment from the private sector, we are striving to integrate the efforts of the public as well as the private sector through mandatory notification of TB by all healthcare personnel", Preeti Sudan, secretary, department of health and family welfare, states in the report. A priority is getting these new treatments to patients by broadening sustainable and responsible access. Explaining the fallout of early detection of TB cases, senior supervisor, Abhay Chand Mitra said, "A confimed TB patient passes on infection to at least 10-15 persons".

"We have to focus more on the private practitioners and chemists to notify the disease". Companies are therefore partnering with over 30 collaborators (universities, research institutes, product development partnerships (PDPs), etc.) to develop innovative medicines and vaccines for TB and MDR-TB.

At the function, the Health Secretary also released the TB INDIA 2018 Report and National Drug Resistance Survey Report. The disease is among the most cost effective health interventions.

"What is remarkable about the exercise is that these patients have been identified about 4-6 months before symptoms appear". "Decentralisation of facilities will significantly reduce out-of-the-pocket expenses for patients".

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